Sitarani Tyaagi, an ascetic Hindu priest, with his typical day's worth of food at an ashram in Ujjain, India. (From the book What I Eat; Around the World in 80 Diets.) The caloric value of his typical day's worth of food in the month of April was 1000 kcals. He is 70 years of age; 5 feet, 6 inches tall; and 103 pounds. Sitarani Tyaagi is one of thousands of ascetic Hindu priests?called Sadhus?that walk the country of India and receive food from observant Hindus. Generally, he eats one meal per day and has water for the other two meals. He has a small pot that he carries with him for water. Offer him more food than a plateful, and he will kindly say, "no thanks." MODEL RELEASED.
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